Adding a heavy lisp to his character Sid, a simple albeit friendly ground sloth, Leguizamo created the funniest talking character in the original animated movie about a herd of misfit animals that journey to get a human baby back to its tribe. Other nominees: Daveigh Chase as Lilo in Lilo & Stitch.
Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Finding Nemo (2003)
I’m not going to lie. I found DeGeneres’ Dory a bit irritating at times, but there’s no denying she gave a great voice to this loyal blue fish with short-term memory loss. Audiences liked her so much, she landed her own movie, Finding Dory, which opens in theaters June 17. Other nominees: Albert Brooks as Merlin in Finding Nemo.
Brad Bird as Edna Mode, The Incredibles (2004)
Director Brad Bird couldn’t find the right voice actor for the fashion designer, so he just did it himself. It turned into one of the best choices for the animated film about a family of superheroes. Other nominees: Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots in Shrek 2; Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best in The Incredibles.